Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Soundtrack: "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band"

Released in 1978 before the ill-fated film was released, the covers of Beatles tunes on this double LP ranged from the sublime to the ridiculous.  Well, in all fairness, the most "ridiculous" cover was Steve Martin's talking parody of "Maxwell's Silver Hammer," but let's face it, even the original was a bit of an odd track.

So, the movie was not all that great, but the soundtrack (and the movie, too, of course) featured headliners The BeeGees and Peter Frampton, supported by the likes of Aerosmith; Earth, Wind and Fire; Billy Preston, Alice Cooper, and George Burns.  My personal favorite?  EWF's take on "Got to Get You Into My Life," but I also truly dig Aerosmith's "Come Together" and Billy Preston's "Get Back."

A collector in New York took this one off my hands.

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